sort (n.) 1
class, level, social rank
1H6 II.v.123 [Richard alone, of Mortimer] Choked with ambition of the meaner sort
3H6 V.v.87 [Edward to George] discharge the common sort / With pay and thanks [i.e. the ordinary soldiers]
AYL I.i.156 [Oliver alone, of Orlando] of all sorts enchantingly beloved
H5 I.ii.190 [Canterbury to all, of honey-bees] They have a king, and officers of sorts
H5 IV.vii.133 [King Henry to Fluellen, of Williams] It may be his enemy is a gentleman of great sort
H5 IV.viii.74 [King Henry to Exeter] What prisoners of good sort are taken
H5 V.Chorus.25 [Chorus] The Mayor and all his brethren in best sort [i.e. of the highest rank]
JC I.i.57 [Flavius to the people] Assemble all the poor men of your sort
MA I.i.31 [Messenger to Beatrice, of someone called Mountanto] there was none such in the army of any sort
MA I.i.7 [Messenger to Leonato, of those lost in the battle] But few of any sort, and none of name [or: sense 4]
MM IV.iv.15 [Angelo to Escalus, of the Duke] Give notice to such men of sort and suit / As are to meet him
MND III.ii.159 [Helena to Lysander and Demetrius] None of noble sort / Would so offend a virgin
MND III.ii.388 [Oberon to Puck] we are spirits of another sort
Per IV.ii.34 [Bawd to Pander] other sorts offend as well as we
Tit I.i.233 [Marcus to all, of creating Saturninus emperor] With voices and applause of every sort
TNK II.iv.19 [Hippolyta to Pirithous, of Arcite] I have not seen so young a man so noble ... of his sort

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